No. 1706 ~ PENTECOST SUNDAY
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
Holy Rosary: 6.00 pm
St Eugene’s Moneyneena: 7.30 pm
St Eugene’s Moneyneena: 9.00 am
St Patrick’s Sixtowns: 10.00 am
St Columba’s Straw: 11.00 am
Holy Rosary: 12 noon
DAILY MASS TIMES
Monday ~ 10.00 am and 7.30 pm
Wednesday ~ 10.00 am
Friday ~ 7.00 am, 10.00 am & 7.30 pm
St Eoghan’s Moneyneena
Tuesday ~ 10.00 am
Thursday ~ 10.00 am
Before the Vigil Masses
Fr. Peter Madden PP VF
40 Derrynoyd Road
Fr John Downey CC
36 Moneyneena Rd
Fr Dermot McGirr CC
50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin
9 High Street Tel: 79628248
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Friday 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
Wednesday ~ Closed
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Helpline telephone number: 07710838050
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Monday 21: Saints Christopher Magallánes and Companions. These twenty-five priests and laymen were executed in 1927 in Mexico.
Tuesday 22: St Rita of Cascia. 1386 – 1457. At her canonization ceremony she was bestowed the title of Patroness of Impossible Causes.
Saturday 26: St Philip Neri. 1515 – 1595. He founded the Congregation of the Oratory to foster good preaching and to promote holiness of priestly life.
Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday May 21, after 10.00 am Mass and concludes with Mass at 7.30 pm.
PRAYER FOR LIFE
REPEAL THE 8th REFERENDUM
The referendum that takes place on May 25 is also the day St Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) was born in 1887. Let us pray for his intercession for the protection of life from the moment of conception and that the vote taken on May 25 will continue Ireland’s long held defence of the unborn in the face of a world-wide campaign to discredit such protection as outdated.
Next Friday May 25, the parishioners of Ballinascreen and Desertmartin are asked to come together for a day of continuous prayer in Holy Rosary Church, before the Blessed Sacrament.
This Day of Prayer will begin at 7.00 am, when the polls open, and continue throughout the day until polls close at 10.00 pm.
Mass will be celebrated in Holy Rosary Church at 7.00 am, 10.00 am and 7.30 pm.
The Day of Prayer will conclude at 10.00 pm with Night Prayer.
On this Day of Prayer the 7.30 pm Parish Anniversary Mass will be in Holy Rosary Church NOT in St Columba’s Church.
This special Day of Prayer will require the support of many, young and old, as it is necessary to have at least two people present at all times in Holy Rosary Church when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed on the altar.
Please sign your name, this weekend, on one of the sheets available in Church porches, selecting a 30 minute period of Adoration you can commit to on May 25
Thank you for your support.
MONTH’S MIND MASS
Hubert Donnelly, Newry, on Saturday May 19 at 6.00 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
Elliott Maddieson, Jim Glasgow,
Mary McGuigan, Patrick McGlade, Bridget Hegarty, James P McGuigan, Kathleen Simiyu, Kathleen Wilds.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of Marie Donnelly, Desertmartin.
PARISH ANNIVERSARY MASS
The 7.30 pm Friday Mass in St Columba’s Straw is offered each week as an anniversary Mass for deceased parishioners.
Please Note: If you wish to have your loved one prayed for at this Mass you MUST give their name to the Parish Office before Thursday of the relevant week.
On Friday 25 May the 7.30 pm Parish Aniversary Mass will be celebrated in Holy Rosary Church.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Weekly Collection: £2385
Church Renovation Collection: £1492
Many thanks to all who contributed.
DESERTMARTIN BLESSING OF GRAVES 2018
St. Patrick's, Keenaught New Graveyard on Saturday 26 May after the 6.30 pm Mass.
St. Mary's, Coolcalm Graveyard on Sunday 27 May at 3.00 pm.
St. Patrick's, Keenaught Old Graveyeard on Sunday 27 May at 5.00 pm.
Please bring a small bottle of holy water.
There will be a collection taken up for the upkeep of the graveyards.
BALLINASCREEN CEMETERY SUNDAY 2018
Annual Blessing of the Graves will take place in Ballinascreen Parish on Sunday 17 June at the following times:
St Columba’s Straw ~ 2.00 pm
St Patrick’s Sixtowns ~ 3.30 pm
St Eugene’s Moneyneena ~ 4.30 pm
The Parish Draw will take place on Tuesday May 29. Promoters are kindly requested to return their cards to the Parish Office before 12 noon on Friday May 25. This Draw makes a very valuable contribution to the parish funds, as well as providing £2000 monthly in prizes to you, the contributors. We encourage more parishioners and friends to please support it this year. Annual subscription is £60 or £5 per month. You may join the Draw through your promoter of through the Parish Office.
Thank you for your valuable support.
First Sunday of the month:
Holy Rosary after 12 noon Mass
Second Saturday of the month:
St Eugene’s Moneyneena at 3.00 pm
Fourth Sunday of the month:
St Columba’s Straw at 3.00 pm
St Patrick’s Sixtowns: By arrangement.
A baptism card is to be completed when booking a baptism. Please contact the Parish Office to book a baptism.
DERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOUGH DERG
Pilgrimage to Lough Derg from Friday 22 – Sunday 24 June will be led by Bishop McKeown. Coach from St Eugene’s Cathedral, via Strabane. For pilgrims travelling by coach, cost is £80 (includes transport and pilgrimage costs). Non-refundable deposit of £20 is required to secure a place. Pilgrims may use their own means of transport. For more information or to register, please contact Catechetical Centre on 71264087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
DERRY DIOCESAN YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
St. Colm’s High School staff and pupils wish to thank all parishioners and St. Vincent de Paul most sincerely for your generous donations to help with the cost of the Lourdes Pilgrimage.
LOUGH DERG 2018
One Day Retreats on May 22, 26, 27 and 28. Booking essential. Phone +353 (0)719861518 or email email@example.com
No booking needed for 3 Day Pilgrimages.
SVP ANNUAL OUTING
Annual Outing on Tuesday 29 May to Portrush, stopping in Ballymena. Bus leaves from Holy Rosary at 9.00 am sharp Cost £15, covers bus fare and lunch, must be paid in full when booking with Julia McGuigan, before next Tuesday 22 May.
ST EOGHAN'S PRIMARY SCHOOL
St Eoghan’s P.S. are hosting a Gala Dinner to celebrate their 60th anniversary on Friday 15 June in The Wild Duck, Portglenone. Music by The Muddlers Club. Tickets £35 per person includes a four course meal and a drinks reception. For further information, or to purchase tickets, please contact the school on on 79628008. Tickets will also be on sale every Tuesday from 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm at the school up until the end of May.
NOTE OF THANKS
John Francis Bradley and Francis Stewart would like to thank everyone who supported their fundraiser in the Hogan Stand Bar recently. £3400 was raised for the Brain Injury Association ~ Headway.
MASTERS DEGREE IN CATHOLIC SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
Working in Partnership with St Mary's College, Twickenham, the Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre will offer this post-graduate degree, dedicated to the professional development and spiritual formation of Catholic school leaders. It begins Autumn 2018 and is for those who aspire to, or have an interest in, leadership roles within the Catholic School system. Information session in Saint Mary's College, Derry, on Monday 18 June at 4.00 pm. If you wish to attend or seek further information please contact Thérèse Ferry at 71264087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OVER 60s AND CARERS' GROUP
Meeting from 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm on Thursday 24 May in Unit B1 (STEPS) at the front of Workspace. Carol McKee from Agewell Project will give details on the services they offer in Mid Ulster for example good morning calls and home maintenance.
Anita Kelly, Mid Ulster Community Navigator, will talk about services available for carers and over 60s in Mid Ulster. Joanne Neeson, Wyse Bites, will offer advice on healthy eating and making positive life choices. No booking required. For further information phone Adele on 79628113 email email@example.com
PARISH HALL DESERTMARTIN
Afternoon Tea Sunday 20 May, music by Micheal Mawhinney Admission by ticket only available from any Committee member.
Sewing class 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm on Friday 25 May. Craft Session 7.00 pm- 10.00 pm on Wednesday 30 May. These Bee Project funded activities are open to those who have completed 1 programme with them. Phone Olive 07887614094.
Quiz night Friday on 25 May at 7.45pm. New contestants welcome. Supper served.
An apartment has become available for rent within the Ballinascreen Fold premises. If interested please phone Gabrielle on 79627068
BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP
Annual Steak and Chicken BBQ in The Market Inn on Friday 1 June at 8.30 pm. Tickets are available from Colm 79627082, Séamus 79627038, Paula 79627626 or Bernie 79627141. Children’s menu also available. All proceeds from this fund-raising event will go towards classes. All support greatly appreciated.
Dementia/Alzheimer's information evening, Thursday 24 May at 7.00 pm
Cupcake Decorating 25 May 7 pm - 9.30
Bread Making, Tuesday 29 May 10 am.
Phone 79627826 to book on any course.
Cycle on Saturday 2 June to raise awareness of suicide and mental health. Registration from 9.00 am in St Colm’s High School. Cycle starts at 10.30 am. Cost £15. Family cycle in Straw.
Handthrown Pottery classes start on 29 May. Classes to suit beginners and intermediate level. Contact 79628428 for more information or to register.
NORTH WEST REGIONAL COLLEGE
New part-time prospectus available. Enrolments open at 8.00 am on May 22.
For further information phone 71276000 or visit www.nwrc.ac.uk/parttime
ST COLM’S GAC
Big Breakfast in aid of Féile Funds today, Sunday, from 9.00 am – 1.00 pm. Black bags may also be returned today.
400 Club winners: £300 Sean Grant
£50 Sue Trainor £50 Jamie Murray.